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The Highland Park Project involves redevelopment of the former Central Park Plaza site into a transit oriented residential development. The proposed 27 acre development includes a mix of residential unit types, including apartments, walk-up flats and townhouses, and a small amount of supporting commercial development. The total maximum residential units is anticipated to be 717.

The previous Central Park Plaza divided the neighborhood by  cutting off existing streets.  The Highland Park project will re-establish those city streets, and will include new bus service, and facilities for pedestrians and bicycles.  Several park areas will provide a green linkage throughout the neighborhood

Wendel’s role has focused on master planning, site/civil design, landscape architecture, and graphics for presentations. This project is one of the first to be designed and permitted under the City of Buffalo’s Unified Development ordinance, or “Green Code”. This “form-based” code reflects the community’s vision for walkable, transit-supportive neighborhoods.